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North Country Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Our Mission

The North Country Regional Center for Autism Spectrum Disorders (NCRCASD) at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh is a college-affiliated resource center that brings research and practice together in community settings. The NCRCASD provides evidence-based training and support to families and professionals, and through ongoing research, contributes knowledge to the field of autism spectrum disorders.

A hallmark of the NCRCASD programs is the integration of research, training, and practice, which contributes to our comprehensive understanding of autism spectrum disorders.

Some of the projects conducted by staff from our regional center, without costs to districts, include:

  • Tier 2 and 3 behavioral consultation available to schools in Franklin, Essex, and Clinton county
  • The UCLA PEERS school-based social skills training program for adolescents with high functioning autism, delivered by Dr. Egan and associates,
  • Informational training sessions for school personnel and/or parent groups
  • Information about local autism services. Send email questions and requests to [email protected]

Our regional center hosts a fall conference in Lake Placid and a spring conference in Plattsburgh each year, featuring international experts in the field of autism intervention and research. There is a small fee for participants; scholarships are available to parents of local children with autism, upon request.

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